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Is it uncomfortable to wear skinny jeans to a physical exam?

Is it uncomfortable to wear skinny jeans to a physical exam?

Yes: Yes should wear loosely fitted dress when going for a physical examination, then it will be easy to wear examination robe easily , will make patient comfortable to take off and put back the dress ( and staff also ). ...Read more

Physical Exam (Definition)

Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body ...Read more


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Is it okay to work out/exercise/run without wearing underwear?

Is it okay to work out/exercise/run without wearing underwear?

Yes: But it could be uncomfortable. With exercise your body will generate more heat and as a result your testicles will tend to descend in order to cool down. This process could generate discomfort especially with running. ...Read more

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If someone has incontinence and wears diapers would it be OK to wear a diaper to an yearly checkup? and what is best for summer wearing a plastic or cloth back adult diaper?

If someone has incontinence and wears diapers would it be OK to wear a diaper to an yearly checkup? and what is best for summer wearing a plastic or cloth back adult diaper?

Be comfortable: If someone has incontinence, it would probably feel worse to have an accident. Your care team understands your needs and you should not feel badly about keeping yourself comfortable with whatever personal hygiene accessories you need. ...Read more

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Penile examination? What is a penile examination like? Is it awkward? Does the doctor touch your penis? Is it a male or female doctor? I am nervous, embarrassed and i might not go if it is going to be weird.

Penile examination? What is a penile examination like? Is it awkward? Does the doctor touch your penis? Is it a male or female doctor? I am nervous, embarrassed and i might not go if it is going to be weird.

Which: Which doctor it is, is based on which doctor you go to. You can request a male or female whichever you feel comfortable with. This is a standard examination. Yes the doctor has to touch your penis for appropriate exam briefly. It is not awkward for the doctor as this is normal for proper physical exam. Nothing to embarrassed about, discuss your concerns and hesitation with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does an orthorpedic mean when he says your "fiber elastic" and is there a more permament way to fix it?

What does an orthorpedic mean when he says your "fiber elastic" and is there a more permament way to fix it?

Unclear: This is not a common orthopaedic term. I would be wary of any "fix" for loose joints or ligaments. Would be helpful to better learn your problem. ...Read more

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Is it bad to wear a bra when going to bed?

Is it bad to wear a bra when going to bed?

That is fine.: Some women (especially w larger breasts or who are pregnant) sleep in bra for comfort. It's recommended that a bra worn for sleep have soft cup w/o underwire or metal clasps. A shelf or cross-over design is recommended. Bras worn for sleep are made from soft materials. Use of improper cup depth can lead to rashes or chafing (due to breast contact against chest wall w trapped sweat). ...Read more

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When in life is it appropriate to wear a bra?

When in life is it appropriate to wear a bra?

Breast Development: There is not a particular age to start wearing a bra. A female can start when desired. However it would be prudent to begin wearing a bra when the breasts start developing. Many gals start w a training bra. Here is a good site to check: http://www.Myfirstbra.Us/right_time.Htm. ...Read more

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If someone has incontinence and wears diapers would it be OK to wear a diaper to an yearly checkup?

If someone has incontinence and wears diapers would it be OK to wear a diaper to an yearly checkup?

Absolutely: Your doctor needs to know this is one of your problems. Do not change your routine or needs. He/she may be able to help you with your problem. All the best. ...Read more

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Why is it important to get a full physical exam?

Why is it important to get a full physical exam?

Get a piece of mind: Check ups are recommended every year. Your insurance company will actually promote this to you. ...Read more

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Could it be alright for me to wear a bra to bed?

Could it be alright for me to wear a bra to bed?

That depends on: Some women (especially those with larger breasts or who are pregnant) sleep in a bra for comfort. It is recommended that a bra worn for sleep have a soft cup without under-wire or metal clasps. A shelf or cross-over design is also recommended. Bras worn for sleep are made. Use of improper cup depth can lead to rashes or chafing (due to breast contact against chest wall w trapped sweat). ...Read more

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What does a scoliosis brace actually feel like. Is it easy to deal with?

What does a scoliosis brace actually feel like. Is it easy to deal with?

Depends.: There are many different types of scoliosis braces. Some are worn only at night. Some are worn day and night. Some are made with hard plastic on the outside and soft foam on the inside while others are made to be "flexible". In order for a brace to be effective, it has to correct the curve so there is some "pressure" or "squeezing" sensation. Most people get used to it over the first 2-4 wks. ...Read more

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How is it possible to remain relaxed and comfortable during a breast exam?

How is it possible to remain relaxed and comfortable during a breast exam?

Breath: Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not be able to wear tampons due to pain?

Is it normal to not be able to wear tampons due to pain?

Probably not: Most women can wear tampons. If you are having pain with a tampon, by all means, don't use one. See your pcp/gyn and get checked out. You very well may have a treatable reason for the pain such as an infection or other cause of irritation. Your body is telling you the answer and what to do. Listen to it. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to get an erection during a prostate exam?

Could it be healthy to get an erection during a prostate exam?

Sure: Your doctor's seen it plenty of times before. It means nothing about who you are. ...Read more